Wednesday, October 1, 2008

check out YOUR state

There is a nifty little map of the United States where you can click on your state and see how global warming may affect your state.

This is a great tactic for the National Wildlife Federation to use since it makes global warming personal to individuals.

They use words such as: likely change; so that they strongly support their view. For my state of Arkansas it said:

Arkansas is home to an incredible diversity of native wildlife species, including 312 birds, 69 mammals, 64 reptiles, 203 fish, and 49 amphibians. Rising temperatures will likely change the makeup of entire ecosystems, forcing wildlife to shift their ranges or adapt.

Notice how they did not come right out and say that the critters will die; but they did give that impression by making the thought of shifting their ranges or adapting sound like a bad thing.

If temperatures go up, I would think it would be a good thing that a critter either moves or adapts. And I do give kudos to the Federation for NOT proclaiming death and doom for Arkansas Critters.

Why not try the link and see what they think is in store for YOUR state. Leave me a note and tell me all about it!

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